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Helena Chávez Mac Gregor

Born in 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

She has a PhD in Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, (National Autonomous University of Mexico) with a research on the relationship between Aesthetics and Politics. She did a MA at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona) on Aesthetics and Contemporary Art Theory.

She curate in collaboration with Cuauhtémoc Medina and Mariana Botey the exhibition “Critical Fetishes, Residues of General Economy” at the CA2M in Madrid (2010), she also co-curated the exhibition “Spectographies, Memories and History” at the MUAC (2010) and did advise work at the Mexican Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venecia, 2009 with the exhibition of Teresa Margolles What Else Could We Talk About? Curate by Cuauhtémoc Medina.

Helena is currently the Academic Curator of the MUAC, University Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City where she have develop the project Extended Campus a Critical Theory research program.

2009 – 2011 – Campus Expandido – Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC. Curated by Helena Chávez Mac Gregor
2010 – Espectrografías: memorias e historia (Spectrographies, memories and history) – Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC. Curators: José Luís Barrios, Helena Chávez Mac Gregor, Pilar García, Sol Henaro and Jorge Reynoso.
2010 – Fetiches críticos, residuos de la economía general”(Critical Fetishes. Residues of General Economy) – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, CA2M, in Móstoles, Madrid. Curators: Mariana Botey, Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and Cuauhtémoc Medina.
2010 – Simposio Internacional en Estética y Emancipación: Fantasma, Fetiche y Fantasmagoría, Teatro Ruíz de Alarcón. Organization: Helena Chávez Mac Gregor.

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